After his father's death at the hands of the Medjay Bayek of Siwa, Kawab embarked on a journey to hunt down Bayek as vengeance. After Kawab's mercenaries and he himself was defeated by Bayek, Kawab put his past life behind and joined Bayek's new brotherhood, the Hidden Ones.
Meeting the Medjay
Kawab lived in the village of Sais, with his mother Maharet and grandfather Ghupa. His father Taharqa was the steward and grand planner of Letopolis, thus he was always away from the town. However, Kawab was not aware of the truth nature of his father's work.
In 48 BCE, when the Medjay Bayek of Siwa came to Sais looking for the Scarab, a member of the Order of the Ancients, he was directed by the town's brewer Harkhuf to Kawab, as his grandfather had been, once, nearly beaten to death with his tongue cut out. When asked about Ghupa's whereabouts, Kawab informed Bayek that Ghupa had left on the road to Camp Pyrrhos and had not returned. Bayek assured him that he would look for his grandfather, before sending him to play with the kids.
Bayek later returned to Kawab's home with an injured Ghupa, who was searching the Scarab. When Bayek asked about the whereabouts of Taharqa, Kawab informed him that his father was away, working in Letopolis. Ghupa later gave Kawab a letter, directing him to pass to Bayek. As the letter mentioned that the Scarab was summoning warriors to Letopolis, Bayek made it his intention to travel to the city to help Taharqa. Before Bayek left, Kawab gave him a wooden toy horse, asking him to deliver to his father.
Sometime after Bayek assisted Taharqa against a group of bandits in Letopolis, Kawab, including Maharet and Ghupa, joined them in temple complex, where they shared a family dinner. However, Bayek fainted after drinking a cup of spiked wine and was taken away by Taharqa. Unbeknownst to Kawab and his family, Taharqa brought Bayek to the Khensu Nome and buried him up to his neck in the desert, intending to leave him for dead.
Eventually, Taharqa was assassinated by Bayek in the Temple of Horus, ending his tenure of Letopolis. Kawab and his family arrived and witnessed the scene, causing him to attack Bayek in anger before being pulled away by Ghupa. Bayek explained the reasons for his actions, revealing Taharqa's identity as the Scarab and Ghupa's torturer, much to Maharet's disbelief. Before departing, Bayek informed urged Maharet to diverge Kawab's path away from his father's.
Quest for Vengeance
- Kawab: "All my life has been revenge and killing. But I believe what you are saying. Give me strength Maat to trascend who I am, to become a shadow of power and cause."
- Bayek: "Abandon yourself, and you become one of us."
- Kawab: "Then it is so. I will renounce my name, my family. I will find a new one, as a liberator, along side you Bayek."
- —Kawab joining Bayek and the Hidden Ones, 38 BCE.[src]-[m]
That year, he hired two bounty hunters to patrol the Arsinoe and Madiama Nome in search of his father's killer, though they were later hunted down by Bayek himself. When Bayek eventually discovered his trails and whereabouts, Kawab confronted him in the desert and attempted to regain his father's honor. However, Bayek defeated him, convincing him to give up his vengeance and use it for a much greater cause. Kawab accepted his defeat and ultimately joined Bayek as a member of the Hidden Ones.
After the destruction of the Sinai Bureau, Kawab trained in the new hideout of the brotherhood. There, he informed Bayek of his intentions to travel to Judea to counter the tyrannical rule of King Herod the Great.
Personality and characteristics
As a child, Kawab admired his father very much and believed in what he was doing. After his father's death, he trained for ten years in hopes that he would kill Bayek and avenge Taharqa. Upon being defeated by Bayek and joining the Hidden Ones, he renounced his family and became a loyal member of the brotherhood.
- Like his father, Kawab shares his name with ancient Egyptian royalty, named after the Fourth Dynasty prince Kawab, son of Khufu.